Most people will never be motivated 100% of the time. The truth is that we get busy in our lives. There seem to be 20 million things that need to get done, and oftentimes, working out gets pushed to the back of the list. Sometimes an illness prevents us from getting our exercise in and once you’ve had a week or two of rest days, it can be difficult to find that energy and motivation to get that workout done.
These are just two examples of why it can be a challenge to fit exercise into our schedules. There are many more and the vast majority of them, in my experience, are simply excuses to not put in the work. The mind is a wonderful thing that can either push us toward success, or sabotage any effort you might put forth. Attitude and mindset are everything!
I could go on and on about this topic, it’s one of my favorites. However, the whole point of this post today is to get you up and moving. It really doesn’t matter what you do, just get up and move your body.
5. Working out boosts your immune system and can help prevent you from catching a cold!
Winter is coming! (Yes, that was a Game of Thrones reference. Hahahahaha!) Flu season is upon us. People coughing, sneezing, blowing their nose… No one enjoys being sick. Go workout and help your immune system do its job.
4. Working out helps alleviate anxiety and stress.
The holiday season is in full swing. Thanksgiving (if you live in the U.S.) is in three weeks. That means possibly dealing with your least favorite relatives for at least five hours. In addition, ads for Christmas are all over the place. What gifts are you going to get for everyone? When are you going to put up your tree? Don’t you want to spend a ton of money on decorations? All of this creates a lot of anxiety and stress. Channel all of that energy into a workout. I recommend HIIT, cardio, or yoga to help with this.
3. Burn off some of that Halloween Candy.
Yes, I said it. I’m still enjoying candy from Trick or Treat, too, and most of the time, I eat a few pieces too many. Once in awhile that is fine, but it all adds up. Before you know it, your jeans will be tight. Help your waistline and go get a workout done.
2. Exercise improves your focus and concentration.
It’s Thursday. For most of you, the weekend is quickly approaching. Often our minds wander and we begin to daydream about that lazy Saturday coming up. But, if you have some important projects or work deadlines looming, that’s not good. Even just a 10 minute walk will help refresh you and allow you to be more productive and efficient when you return.
1. Working out helps you look and feel your best!
Confidence. Plain and simple. When you are active and move your body, you release those endorphins. You feel good. Not only that, but when you consistently show up for yourself and exercise, you help your body in a variety of ways. All of that makes you feel good about yourself and you project that confidence. And when you take of yourself, you are better able to help others and enjoy life.
There you go! Now log off and move your body!